JOB DESCRIPTION: Production Office (Evening Supervisor )

Reports to and supports:
Senior Production Office Manager (Directly)
Director of Operations
Film Chair

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Occasional Saturday for Department events

SCOPE OF POSITION: This position will supervise the late afternoon-evening operations of the production office. This position requires knowledge of all technology in use in studios and screening room. Responsible for the safety and security of students, teachers, facilities and equipment.


Responsible for the safe and efficient functioning of all evening operations
Must be able to respond sensibly to emergencies and follow SVA protocol
Supervise responsibilities of the evening staff members
Make sure all equipment is returned, shut down properly, note problems
Secures all film department facilities at night before closing
Report all evening activities to Production Office Manager
Assure all student and evening class needs are met
Prepare equipment packages for students and morning production classes
Supervise check-in of major equipment returns
Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members
Oversees Front Window evening activities
Assist with preparing equipment needs for special events throughout the school


Bachelor’s degree
Two years supervisory experience
Experience in film production
Demonstrable knowledge of safety practices
Familiarity with all film related terminology and procedure
Detailed knowledge of film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment,
Ability to supervise, motivate and work as a team player
Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Excellent diplomatic skills
Able to use Mac and PC, and to adapt to changing technology

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu
No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.